Messages to loved ones in 2010


We invite you to submit details of your loved one(s) who were with you every step of the way throughout your journey after giving birth to a premature baby. Whether it was your parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, brother or great friends.

Parent(s) first name(s): Aleesha and Richard
Premmie baby’s name(s): Ayden
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 35 weeks
Hospital where born: Ipswich General Hospital
Length of stay: 11 days
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2010
Name(s) of loved one(s): Annette
Relationship to child/ren: Nanna
Thing you remember most about their support: She was always there when we needed her. She drove half an hour to our house so she could drive me the five minutes to the hospital to feed Ayden. She took our older son out for dinner so he could have a break from the hospital.She bought some warm suits for Ayden when we didnt have the time or money to buy them ourselves. She was wonderful and I couldnt have asked for a more helpful supportive mother.

Parents special message of thanks: Thanks Mum for everything you have done to help us since Ayden was born. I couldn’t have asked for more.You are a great mother and wonderful loving nanna.

Parent(s) first name(s): Shannon & Ruben
Premmie baby’s name(s): Ryan
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 31+5 weeks
Hospital where born: Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane
Length of stay: 4 weeks
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2010
Name(s) of loved one(s): Kim
Relationship to child/ren: Nanna
Thing you remember most about their support: When Ryan arrived early my mum flew up from Sydney to stay with us and look after our 2 year old girl Chloe while I went to stay with Ryan in NICU/SCN everyday. Mum did all the day to day chores, taking care of Chloe, cooking dinner, doing the washing, just everything to keep home life running normal. Mum came to the hospital to visit Ryan too, even helping with a few of his baths with was great.

Parents special message of thanks: I would like to thank my mum so much for all her help while Ryan was in hospital. Mum made sure everything was taken care of and all I had to do was focus on Ryan getting bigger and stronger to come home. Also Chloe loved having her Nanna come and visit, and spoiling her too!

Parent(s) first name(s): Tarni and John
Premmie baby’s name(s): Hayley Aleise Miller
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 24+1wks
Hospital where born: Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital
Length of stay: 122 days
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2010
Name(s) of loved one(s): Lisa, David, Kell, Ann, Ian, Peter, Lynn + kids & the rest of our lovely family and friends
Relationship to child/ren: Family and Friends
Thing you remember most about their support: We remember everything everyone did for us, the support was very much needed and everyone was their to help us through this hard time. It was great

Parents special message of thanks: We would love to thank everyone that helped us from being up at the hospital at the time Hayley was born, her long 122 days in hospital, her major downfalls, and minor steps up, through the tears and what “if’s”, helping us to prepare for her to come home with us, helping look after Liam and take him to daycare for us when we couldn’t, to play and talk to Liam and care for him while we were with Hayley. Thanks to daycare for taking Liam on 5 days a week for us for free to help us out due to a family of workers also for being their to welcome our little princess home and now celebrating her first birthday. We are truely grateful for all this love, support, and the best wishes we have received from everyone thank you all so much we love you all. oxoxox

Parent(s) first name(s): Dannielle & Orin
Premmie baby’s name(s): Sahara
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 30 weeks
Hospital where born: Singleton
Length of stay: 7 weeks
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2010
Name(s) of loved one(s): Karen & Rick
Relationship to child/ren: Grandparents
Thing you remember most about their support: Everything we asked, no matter how big or small, was never to difficult. They were always there for us.

Parents special message of thanks: Thank you so much for everything you did and are doing for us. We appreciate you so much, we could never say thank you enough

XOXOXOXOXO

Parent(s) first name(s): Amy & Michael
Premmie baby’s name(s): Olivia Paige
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 25weeks 1 day
Hospital where born: Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital
Length of stay: 82 days
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2010
Name(s) of loved one(s): Allan, Karen, Dani
Relationship to child/ren: Grandparents & godmother
Thing you remember most about their support: Allan & Karen drove down alternating weekends while we were in Brisbane (400km)so I had something to look forward to at the end of each week. They also helped look after my other 2 children while I was away for 11 weeks.

Dani was at the hospital waiting for me when I got transferred down prior to having Olivia & she came up every few days to make sure I had company in those long few weeks

Parents special message of thanks: I would like to thank my parents for their love & support to us all & stepping up to play an active role in my other children’s lives to keep them in as normal a routine as possible.

I would like to thank Dani for her love & support. I know without you there for me I doubt I would of gotten through doing the NICU by myself

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